SUBSTITUTE NURSES

"More information on 2020-2021 Registered Nurse Substitutes can be found here."   

The Registered Nurse School Nurse Substitute application will be open from October 8, 2020, and closes November 6, 2020. 

SUBSTITUTES- Teachers/Paraeducators

More information on 2020-2021 Substitute Teaching can be found here. Classes to be held November 13, 2020, OR November 20, 2020.

Class sizes will be limited in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. Attendees must wear masks while in the building.

The selection of applicants to be invited to attend the substitute training class is based on three tiers.  Selections will first be made from Tier I, then Tier 2, and then Tier 3.

Tier 1

Applicants holding a valid Maryland certification for teaching.  Applicants holding at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.

Tier 2

Applicants holding at least an Associate's degree from an accredited college/university.  Applicants who have completed at least two years of study and earned 48 credits.  Applicants who have passed the ParaPro Assessment.

Tier 3

Applicants that have a high school diploma/GED.

Candidates must also agree to:

  • Submit to a criminal history background check.
  • Complete authorization for Employee History Verification forms.
  • Successfully complete the substitute training course.
  • Commit to at least 10 days of substituting per school year.

All employees of a public school system in Maryland are required to submit their fingerprints and undergo a criminal history background check. The State of Maryland charges the public schools a $60.00 fee for each set of fingerprints submitted. This fee must be paid by the substitute at the time the fingerprinting takes place.

Below is the 2020-2021 Substitute Employee Training Class Schedule.  Each Substitute Employee Training Class will consist of ONE full-day session (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM). All interested applicants must apply online.  For additional information please call Angelia Rollins at 301-475-5511, ext. 32189 or email absence@smcps.org

Training Session Info

Training SessionApplication DatesClass 
8 am to 3 pm

 #1 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you will be assigned to one of the two dates. 

September 11-25, 2020

October 9, 2020 

 #2 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you will be assigned to one of the two dates.

October 23, 2020 - November 6, 2020

November 13, 2020, OR November 20, 2020
 #3 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you will be assigned to one of the two dates. December 18, 2020 - January 2, 2021 January 8, 2021, OR January 15, 2021
 #4 If you are selected to attend the subclass, you will be assigned to one of the two dates. February 12 - 26, 2021 March 5, 2021, OR March 12, 2021

FY2021 Pay Dates for Substitute Employees

Substitute teachers are hired to teach students in the absence of a teacher, on a daily or long-term basis. Preferred applicants have had some experience of working with children. Substitute employees are paid every two weeks during the school year, based upon the number of days worked. 

Level of EducationFY21 Substitute Hourly RateFY21 Long-Term/Dedicated Hourly Rate
HS Diploma/GED $11.75 $12.75
AA Degree $12.25 $13.25
BA Degree $13.25 $14.25
MA Degree $14.25 $15.25

As a substitute, you can: 

  • Make a difference for the children of our community.
  • Gain experience in an educational environment.
  • Determine your own days and hours of availability.
  • Select the schools in which you want to work.
  • Be at home when school is not in session.
  • Maintain your status as a full-time teacher applicant.
  • Earn extra money while you are working part-time elsewhere.

 Essential Job Functions of Substitute Teachers

  • Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the regular teacher on a given day. Long-term substitutes may also be required to attend staff meetings, parent conferences, etc.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with other employees and the public and deals with the public relations problems courteously and tactfully.
  • Carries out written plans left by the regular teacher for the day's lessons and routines. Marks pupil assignments and classroom work according to school and teacher evaluation policies.
  • Records pupil absences according to school procedures.
  • Assumes the teacher's responsibility for the supervision of students in the building, on the grounds, or on field trips.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows school and division procedures for routines and emergencies.
  • Leaves a clear, written summary for the teacher of the work covered and other relevant comments.
  • During the planning period, performs duties as requested by the teacher or school administrator.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times: in the classroom, school site, administrative buildings and in the community.